Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Altar Alternatives

Happy Hump Day! Today on the ole blog I'm talking Wedding altars. Sound boring? Just you wait...

In working with an October bride to plan her ceremony decor, we decided on vintage doors. See inspiration photo below: 

If your ceremony site is non-traditional (i.e. not a church) you may be looking for ways to make your ceremony pop! I found so many wonderful, creative ideas, this post could seriously have been 100 pictures long. But here are my faves for now! 

This is fairly traditional and simple to pull off. A few pieces of fabric plus beautiful flowers is perfectly simple. 

I'm loving these lanterns and pops of colors with the pillows. 

If you can get your hands on a vintage fireplace (rental prop companies may have something similar), this mantel with frames is awesome.

I love these suspended window panes - so dramatic!

So these flowers and wine crate vignettes are amazing. Plus the petals on the aisle? Love. Might be my favorite set up!

These branches with hydrangeas are kind of a funky, modern look. 

My friends Stephanie and Weston had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. I loved their branches and beautiful flowers attached to the canopy. 

I'm obsessed with ribbon and use it for everything. You'd need a lot to create a ribbon drape but the end result is SO worth it. 

This is a little different, but I think it's so unique. Who doesn't want to scream "LOVE" or "Best Day 
Ever" at a fun wedding ceremony?

This beautiful door makes a great backdrop. 

If you're fortunate to have a beautiful tree as your backdrop, add some color coordinated poms for a simple decorative touch.

This yellow dresser is very Anthropologie.

For a nighttime ceremony, you can't go wrong with suspended candles and lighting. Simply gorgeous!

Are you overwhelmed with choices and just can't decide? Skip a traditional altar and do a circular ceremony! So cool!

In other news I found this on Pinterest and am considering getting it tattooed on me. JK.  But seriously, who wrote this and did they read my mind?

Hope your Hump Day is fantastic! 


  1. Great ideas! I love non-traditional altars and ceremony backdrops. There are so many different directions to go in to fit any wedding style and location!

  2. Ah Stephanie and Weston!!!! Love all these ideas Jackie!